National Institute for Health & Care Excellence
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NICE publishes guidelines in four areas:
- the use of health technologies within the National Health Service (England) and NHS Wales (such as the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures)
- clinical practice (guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions)
- guidance for public sector workers on health promotion and ill-health avoidance
- guidance for social care services and users.
NICE is is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health & Social Care.